Welcome to the Chico Creek Nature Center, the gateway and official information center for Bidwell Park.

Find Bidwell Park trail and road conditions, hours, and reservations information here.

The Chico Creek Nature Center’s programs include:

School Holiday and Summer Camps.  Based on the CUSD schedule.

Family Adventure Hikes. Every First and Third Saturday of the Month.

Preschool Programs. Second Saturdays, Third Thursdays, and Fourth Fridays of each month.

Nature-themed Birthday Parties. By reservation on Saturdays and Sundays.

K-6 Field Trips that are aligned with California State Standards. By reservation.

Check out our calendar for a listing of all our programs by dateOr click here to download out current program brochure.


Chico Creek Nature Center Front Desk and The Janeece Webb Living Animal Museum

Open 11 am - 4 pm, Wednesday - Saturday


Adults - $4 Children - $2

Howard S. Tucker Exhibit Hall

Open 11 am - 4 pm, Friday - Saturday

Kristie's Nature Lab

For programs and by reservation

See how much fun learning is at Camp Chico Creek!


The mission of the Chico Creek Nature Center is to enhance the quality of all life by promoting understanding, awareness, appreciation, and knowledge of our environment through environmental education in Bidwell Park. It is the philosophy of the Chico Creek Nature Center that through increased knowledge and understanding, individuals will learn to protect and preserve our natural resources and, especially, Bidwell Park. As stewards of our environment, we can promote a high quality of all life now and for the future.